my very decent dress

Added Nov 15, 2012

by kelerabeus

Beograd, Serbia






When it comes to taking photos of things I sew, I’m very VERY far from being consistent. That’s probably why you’re looking at a summer dress in the middle of November.
I sew this dress somewhere at a beginning of the spring, after watching a whole lot of New Girl. I guess I was a little bit influenced by her teacher style :)
One of my goals for this summer was to significantly reduce my fabric stash! This particular fabric I bought more than a three years ago, and I’m really glad that I finally made something out of it. I’ve had the same print in two colors, so I used green fabric for the dress and the red for pockets and undercollar.
In the end it turned out quite nice, I would say so myself :) I wore it a bunch of times and people always compliment me on, even a perfect strangers! Plus my mom totally likes it, she says it’s very “proper and decent”. I decided to take it as a positive :)

Material Notes

Fabric is some middle weight cotton, a dream to work with. For piping and pussy bow tie I used some green chiffon I had in my stash – not because chiffon is the best fabric choice for piping. It is (quelle surprise) NOT. I was just to lazy to go out of the house to find a proper piping.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Jan 27, 2013, 11.21 AMby Lauren9

    I love how you have added a collar to this pattern! You have inspired me…next month’s goal = sew a dress with a collar. So cute!

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      Jan 28, 2013, 12.13 PMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! Whenever you want to spruce up a plain pattern – just add a collar :)

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    Jan 20, 2013, 07.40 PMby doroti

    jaojao divno li je ovo! sve sta sasijes je tako divno i tako inspirativno, i dodje mi da sad, u nedilju navecer, provalim u ducan materijala da si kupim nesto od cega mogu sasit to isto!! ah, steta sta s inspiracijom ne dolazi i vjestina.:)) i da, zooey <3 hvalahvala!

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      Jan 23, 2013, 01.25 AMby kelerabeus

      Jao, hvala ti :D još mi se nije desilo da inspirišem ljude na vikend tekstil razbojništvo, ovo mi je ultimativni kompliment!

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    Nov 21, 2012, 11.45 AMby ivana87

    Predivno, svaka cast

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    Nov 20, 2012, 06.45 AMby rhinestic

    One word: Love!!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.24 AMby nouvellegamine

    very cute! I love the contrast color in the pockets and under the collar :)

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.15 AMby pauline alice

    This is such a cute dress (and yes, very decent!). I love the collar and the tie, those are very nice details.

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    Nov 16, 2012, 12.59 PMby baka-pepica

    prekrasna je!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 06.11 AMby mokosha

    apsolutno je savrsena.. obozavam taj burdin kroj, sa sam napravila nekolio haljina po njemu i sve ih obozavam.. ali ova tvoja je bas posebna, hocu i ja jednu takvu :-)

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      Nov 16, 2012, 11.34 AMby kelerabeus

      E, hvala :) i mene je iznenadilo kako je haljina ispala na kraju, kad sam je započela nisam toliko imala konkretan plan koliko sam htela da se konačno rastosiljam materijala!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 02.03 AMby DarcyRo

    Oh so cute……great job!

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    Nov 16, 2012, 01.54 AMby Monicao6

    Amazing! I love it!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 10.22 PMby janene

    You have made such a beautiful dress from that pattern. I have used the bodice and I agree that it is a great basis for some variations. I love the surprise element of that contrasting fabric underneath the collar. I really love it, the choice of fabric, the silhouette, everything! :-)

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      Nov 16, 2012, 11.30 AMby kelerabeus

      Thank you! It is a great pattern, I used it twice already and I believe I will again :)

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    Nov 15, 2012, 09.52 PMby jadealamode

    wow… I love the collar.

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.53 PMby madebymeg

    adorable! looks really great and nicely made!

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.39 PMby Mary Athey

    Its a fab dress. the details are lovely and its a nice touch to use a contrasting fabric under the collar and inside the pockets. the backs lovely as well x

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    Nov 15, 2012, 08.23 PMby kisses

    Cute dress and I like how you use the fabrics

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